Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - 90 km NE of Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - 90 km NE of Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.0 at 62 km depth

6 May 23:20 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 12 minutos.
6 May 23:25: Magnitud recalculada de 5.0 a 5.2. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 15 km (9.2 mi) al ENE.
6 May 23:30: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.0. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 62.0 km (de 6.2 a 39 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 25 km (15 mi) al WNW.
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 23:24
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 83 km northeast of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea in the morning
5.0 quake 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)
5.0 quake 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)
Papua New Guinea was shaken near Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 16 minutes ago, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Kiunga, North Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, in the morning on Friday 7 May 2021 at 9:08 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kiunga (pop. 11,500) located 83 km from the epicenter, and Tari (pop. 8,200) 119 km away.
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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 6 May 2021 23:08:29 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 7 May 9:08 am (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 5
Prof.: 62.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5.52°S / 141.83°E (Western Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Antipode: 5.52°N / 38.17°W
Volcán mas cercano: Doma Peaks (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km al NE de Kiunga (North Fly) (pop: 11,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
129 km al ONO de Tari (pop: 8,190) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
214 km al ONO de Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
268 km al O de Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
297 km al SO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
354 km al SSE de Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
399 km al O de Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
424 km al NNO de Daru (pop: 15,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
424 km al NNO de Daru (pop: 15,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
733 km al NO de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.2°C (74 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1012 joules (554 MWh, equivalente a 477 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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5.062 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 terremoto)

  • 26 Jun 2021 14:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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